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Chronologies: TOS 3: “The Corbomite Maneuver”

 Some episodes really do not add much information about the Universe. There are a few crew changes though.  CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER: DR. LEONARD MCCOY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: LT NYOTA UHURA HELMSMAN: HIKARU SULU NAVIGATOR: LT DAVID BAILEY SCIENCE OFFICER: CLIFFORD BRENT SECURITY: BOBBY ABRAMS LT COMMANDER: HADLEY CREWMAN: HARPER CREWMAN: HARRISON CREWMAN: ED LESLIE DATE: 2266 PLACE: Unknown EXPLORATION: CHARTING STAR MAPS […]

Review: 1970 Spock Must Die! by James Blish

By word of Frederic Pohl, who edited the Bantam novels, “I didn’t really pay much attention to Star Trek“. But James Blish had noticed that the biggest checks he had ever gotten came from his previous Star Trek novels. They were starting to collect some fan stories, which would later appear as “The New Voyages” […]

Review: 1968 Star Trek 2 by James Blish

Blish seems to be getting the hang of translating the scripts action into a bit more descriptive texts… for example on the classic Arena episode: There was a sharp hiss, and then the clear sound of the Gorn’s claws, coming at a run up the gully. Kirk had mis-calculated. The creature was closer than he […]

Review: 1967 Star Trek (aka Star Trek 1) by James Blish

Oh man, it starts really with mediocre writing. Actually, it’s quite not that bad, but only if you had not seen any of the TV episodes, or if you did not remember anything about the episodes written. This novel, named only “Star Trek”, is the rewriting of 7 episodes: – Charlie X – Dagger of […]

Chronologies: TOS 2: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

SHIP: SS Valiant (Galactic Survey Cruiser) NCC-S1104 DATE: 2065 EVENT: Launched from Earth EVENT: Arrives to galactic energy barrier 780 ly from Earth EVENT: Gets caught in a Magnetic Storm, crashes into Energy Barrier EVENT: Crew Mutates, ship is ordered to self-destruct, ejects Disaster Recorder ALIEN POWERS: GALACTIC ENERGY BARRIER, detected as a force field […]

Star Trek Chronology: “The Cage”

I’ve always been fascinated by the way the Star Trek Universe has been put together, and have always wondered what’s the whole story of this universe. So, following up on my “archaeology”, I’ve been piecing together the data from our Star Trek sources. ON MY OPINION, the best, and most carefully prepared episode is the original pilot, fussed […]

Star Trek Future Archeology

Imagine that in some weird way (quantum cosmic wormhole or what-have-you), we’ve received a bunch of information about the “future”… or well,  actually an “alternate universe”, as we’ve have even surpassed some of the Star Trek dates (90s Eugenics War, for example); And we have this bunch of narratives, that are actually like some type […]